Been quite some time since we went ‘oversea’ to Batam island. The last time we were there, we went straight to the resort and nuay there the whole time. Before that, was when there was only one Matahari dept stall, 1 big wet market and 1 main street and the only tourist spot that the local guide brought us to was the tree planted by our LKY.
So when the Company organised a free day trip there, we went. Dunno how tall is the tree that LKY planted has grown but there are now many more malls and hotels there. We didn’t get to any tourisy spot – heard there is a Chinese temple; a mini kingdom or something but instead of those places, all we got to go to was one local product shop after another.
Will I go there again? I don’t think so unless it is to one of the beach resort to nuay again otherwise spare me the agony!